Elementary Forms of the Religious Life
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Description: In this work, Durkheim examines a wide range of religious topics that are of great interest and importance. They include forms of animism, naturism, and totemism and such fundamental concepts as the soul, spirits, and gods.
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Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 6/1/1995
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
|Note on the Text|
|A Chronology of Emile Durkheim|
|The Elementary Forms of Religious Life|
|A Definition of the Religious Phenomenon and of Religion|
|The Leading Conceptions of Elementary Religion: I. Animism|
|The Leading Conceptions of Elementary Religion: II. Naturism|
|Totemism as Elementary Religion: Historical Review of the Question, Method of Treating It|
|Central Totemic Beliefs: I. The Totem as Name and Emblem|
|Central Totemic Beliefs: II. The Totemic Animal and Man|
|Central Totemic Beliefs: III. The Cosmological System of Totemism and the Notion of Genus|
|Central Totemic Beliefs: IV. The Individual Totem and the Sexual Totem|
|The Origins of These Beliefs: I. A Critical Examination of the Theories|
|The Origins of These Beliefs: II. The Notion of the Totemic Principle or Mana, and the Idea of Force|
|The Origins of These Beliefs: III. The Genesis of the Notion of the Totemic Principle or Mana|
|The Notion of Soul|
|The Notion of Spirits and Gods|
|The Negative Cult and its Functions: Ascetic Rites|
|The Positive Cult: I. The Element of Sacrifice|
|The Positive Cult: II. Mimetic Rites and the Principle of Causality|
|The Positive Cult: III. Representative of Commemorative Rites|
|Piacular Rites and the Ambiguity of the Notion of the Sacred|
|Select List of Anthropologists and Ethnologists who Informed Durkheim's Work|